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ESPN gets in on the streaming wars with ESPN+

It's Disney's venture into streaming, but it might not have everything a sports fan wants.


Audra Schroeder


Posted on Apr 12, 2018   Updated on May 21, 2021, 6:47 pm CDT

ESPN is getting in on the streaming wars.

On Thursday, it debuted ESPN+, which will cost $4.99 a month and offer subscribers access to live sporting events, as well as on-demand and original content, like a new basketball analysis show from Kobe Bryant and the series Draft Academy. However, it doesn’t offer access to content on ESPN; this is a supplemental app, and won’t include NFL or NBA games, but will include MLB and MLS.

The new streaming service is the first offering from the Disney-BAMTech deal, which was announced last August. Disney will debut its own streaming service in 2019, which is set to include a new Star Wars series as well as movies pulled from Netflix.

You can start a free 30-day trial now.

H/T Tech Crunch

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*First Published: Apr 12, 2018, 4:51 pm CDT